SV/Alma Saints Opening Weekend
by Southern Valley Journalism
The Southern Valley/Alma Saints opened their season with two days of games. The Saints finished the weekend with a record of 2-2.
On Friday night, the Saints took on the tenacious Chadron Cardinals. The Cardinals led most of the game until the bottom of the seventh inning when Southern Valley/Alma pulled through and won by a single run. It was a great evening for all in attendance. To kick off the season the Southern Valley cheerleaders gave out snow cones and sponsored a dunk tank to raise money for the softball team. Free tailgate food was provided by Community Bank & First State Bank, Country Road Realty, Stamford Insurance and United Capital Management. In addition, balloons were released for the first points scored by the Saints and numerous drawings were held throughout the night for donated prizes.
On Saturday the Saints traveled to Lexington for their first tournament of the season. First, the Saints played Lexington and lost 5-9 but made a great comeback in the last inning. Next, the team faced Alliance and lost in a close 3-4 game. The Saints finished the day with a strong win of 14-0 against Holdrege.
Senior Hanna Graff said, “The weekend didn't start off the way we wanted it to, but in the end we all came together and were playing as a team.” Throughout the rest of the season Graff stated that she is “looking forward to getting to know all of the girls on the team, being better friends with them, and playing as a family, not just a team.”
This week you can catch the Saints in action at home on Tuesday at 4:00 and 7:00 in a triangular against Chase County and Blue Hill. They will take the field in Stamford again on Thursday for another triangular against Chase County and Kearney Catholic at 4:00 and 7:00. They finish the week on Friday at Gothenburg for a final triangular at 4:00 and 6:00 against Gothenburg and Alliance. Good luck to the Saints!
What an amazing crowd and amazing game tonight for the Saints! No better way to start the season then with a W in come from behind fashion! Way to go girls and thanks to the community for all your support, Coach Norton for going in the dunk tank, and the girls for giving us all that finish! Go Saints!!
#svnation Russell Norton